Verifying TV Facility Coverage

By Doug Lung | February 9, 2018

This month I’ll wrap up coverage of papers at the IEEE Broadcast Symposium as part of a discussion about measuring the coverage of existing or new facilities installed as part of the FCC channel repack.

IEEE Broadcast Symposium 2017 Part 2: Antennas

By Doug Lung | January 17, 2018

In my last column I discussed some of the papers presented at the 2017 IEEE Broadcast Symposium related to the FCC TV spectrum repack. This month I’ll look at presentations that covered broadcast TV antennas.

Demand and Supply Revamping OTT Outlook

By Gary Arlen | December 15, 2017

Hub Entertainment Research’s report last month, which found that 52 percent of pay-TV viewers prefer to watch their favorite shows online rather than via traditional broadcast or cable channels, surfaced amid a flurry of high-profile developments in the fast-evolving, over-the-top and subscription video-on-demand market.

IEEE Broadcast Symposium Part 1: Repack

By Doug Lung | December 14, 2017

In recent years I’ve noticed the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society has added more presentations on the practical aspects of broadcast engineering to its annual Broadcast Symposium.

The Dazzling Future of 5G Wireless

By Wes Simpson | October 30, 2017

The verdict is in: 5G wireless systems will be all things to all people, allowing incredibly high bandwidths and ultra-low power radios to be used anywhere, all at a fraction of the cost of today’s devices.

Unanticipated Interference After Repack

By Charles W. Rhodes | September 19, 2017

In my April column (“Auction Over, Now Let’s Assess the Damage”), I wrote about the damage in terms of unanticipated (by the FCC) interference to DTV reception after the repacking of the 600 MHz band.

Repack Deadline Passes—More Work Ahead

By Doug Lung | August 21, 2017

The FCC’s July 12 deadline for stations to file Schedule A, the engineering application for their post-repack facility, and Schedule 399, the request for reimbursement for that facility and other associated charges has passed.

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